Jerry Crawford

Turf Cup Rivals Left in Finnegans Wake

Under deft handling by jockey Victor Espinoza, Finnegans Wake rallied between horses entering the stretch, then fought off longshot Patrioticandproud in the final sixteenth to score a neck triumph in the featured Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup before a Thanksgiving Day holiday crowd of 4,692. Finnegans Wake, owned by Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch […]

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Donegal Racing Names Conor Crawford Vice President

Conor Crawford has been named Vice-President of Donegal Racing according to Donegal Founder and President Jerry Crawford. “This is really nothing more than giving the title to someone who has been filling this role for quite some time,” said Jerry Crawford, Conor’s father.  “From day one Conor has been one of my closest advisors on […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Farewell, Dullahan

Was there a more handsome horse than Dullahan? The big, brawny chestnut son of Even the Score sported a dramatic blaze down his face, and that marking combined with the colt’s presence and sense of himself to make Dullahan a striking animal as he galloped or raced across America. For in an age when too […]

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RIP Dullahan: Ruptured Colon Claims Three-Time G1 Winner

Less than one week after being retired from racing due to a tendon injury, three-time Grade 1 winner Dullahan is dead. The 4-year-old son of the Unbridled’s Song stallion Even the Score suffered a ruptured colon early Sunday morning and could not be saved despite the best efforts of Hagyard Medical Institute surgeons Nathan Slovis […]

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Dullahan Sharp in Drill for Pacific Classic

Dullahan went five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 59 seconds Sunday morning, best of twelve workouts at the distance in preparation for his title defense in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday, August 25. Jerry Crawford, head of Donegal Racing ownership group, said that Dullahan, a  4-year-old son of Even the Score, would […]

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Breeders’ Cup Election: Oppenheim, Richardson, Weisbord, Jackson, Walden

The Breeders’ Cup announced today election results for five positions to its Board of Directors. Bill Oppenheim and J. David Richardson, M.D., are newly elected Directors to the Board. Both Oppenheim and Richardson, along with Roy Jackson, who was reelected to the Board, will all serve four-year terms. Barry Weisbord was also re-elected, and will […]

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Lasix Hot-Button Issue in Breeders’ Cup Election

The election process for five seats on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors begins Friday, and in the wake of the controversial decision in March to change direction on medication policy it will be a hotly contested vote. The only individuals eligible to run and to vote in the Board of Directors election are the […]

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America’s Best Racing Notebook: Owner Jerry Crawford

This week’s America’s Best Racing Notebook gets to know owner, and managing partner of Donegal Racing, Jerry Crawford. Donegal Racing owns Kentucky Derby contender Dullahan. Read about Crawford then catch up on all the news and videos from around the country you may have missed. Click here to view this week’s America’s Best Racing Notebook.

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Owner Jerry Crawford

Jerry Crawford is managing partner of two sports franchises: the Iowa Energy, season champions of the 2010-11 NBA Development League in professional basketball, and Donegal Racing, a partnership named for his ancestral home in Ireland that first made news in 2010 when Paddy O’Prado finished third in the Kentucky Derby and went on to win […]

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Dullahan runs down Hansen to win Blue Grass

Dullahan, showing his affinity for Keeneland’s Polytrack surface over which he won last fall’s Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity, ran down front-running 2-year-old champion Hansen in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday afternoon. Hansen, the center of controversy earlier in the day when his principal […]

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